BY ZENAS JONES
Lynn is home to a very diverse student population. For this reason students should attend Lynn’s annual Belief Bazaar in order to educate themselves about the different cultures and faiths found on campus.
Students will have the opportunity to share their beliefs and traditions at the yearly fair. Students will be able to converse about such topics in order to broaden their knowledge of the world.
The gathering will feature many people from outside the university with abundant knowledge in their selective religions. The students can approach a specialist, ask a question and receive a detailed, in depth answer.
“It’s about celebrating the diversity that we have across campus,” said Dr. Mark Luttio, professor. “We have an amazing array of beliefs.”
This event is completely bias free and does not show individual favor toward any kind of religion or belief. The welcoming atmosphere of this event is a major factor in its continuing success.
Students are encouraged to let their curiosity run free and ask as many questions as possible. Students who engage in the events various activities will be rewarded with ice cream. Considering the hot South Florida climate, this is definitely a bonus.
Terence McCorry, head of the Spiritual and Religious Life advisory board oversees everything that has to do with religious and spiritual life on campus and is one of the primary organizers of this event.
“Everything was designed for them to ask or encounter interfaith questions,” said McCorry. “They had to ask these kinds of questions in order to get ice cream and they really wanted that ice cream, so they asked those questions.”
This event is one of the many things that make this campus unique. Bringing together such a diverse student body can be difficult. However, Lynn has flawlessly achieved this feat.
Giving students the opportunity to become educated about things of spiritual nature brings people closer together.
“Hopefully in some small way we’ve given a sense of the rainbow colors,” said Luttio. “If nothing else we are all out here together, and [students] see us actually as religious leaders.”
Make sure to stop by the Perper Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the Belief Bazaar today to learn something new.